Question: Why is research on social issues important in English education?
Quote: “If we turn to the folklore of any nation we find it saturated with race hatred and prejudice…. Everything and anything that shall help toward bringing up a new generation broad-mindedly, internationally just, instead of narrowly, nationally prejudiced, should be given consideration.” P. 141.--Hugh Lofting (author of the Dr. Doolittle books, “World Friendship and Children’s Literature,” Elementary English Review, 1924.
Title: “A Journey Through Nine Decades of NCTE-Published Research in Elementary Literacy.” E Dutro and K Collins. Research in the Teaching of English (November 2011), 141-161.